Research Report Early Lessons from the Work Support Strategies Initiative: Planning and Piloting Health and Human Services Integration in Nine States
Olivia Golden
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Work Support Strategies (WSS) is a multiyear, multi-state initiative to implement reforms that help eligible low-income families get and keep a full package of work support benefits, including Medicaid, nutrition assistance (SNAP), and child care assistance. This report summarizes the lessons learned from the nine planning grant states (Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina), just one year into a four-year project. The report includes what the states did, how they overcame challenges, and how the planning year changed their strategies and capacities for the future.
Research Areas Health and health care Social safety net
Tags Health insurance Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Welfare and safety net programs Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State programs, budgets Medicare Food insecurity and hunger
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population